Why DACA Students Must Be Able To Pay In-State Tuition in Georgia

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Earlier today, June 15, 2017,  I presented arguments on behalf of DACA recipients in Georgia the Georgia Court of Appeals, seeking to sustain the decision of the Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge (Judge Tusan), in ordering the Georgia Board of Regents to consider all DACA recipients eligible for in-state tuition, if they otherwise meet the tuition requirements.  Here is …

Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration–15 Very Expensive Actions to “Enhance Immigration Enforcement”

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 25, 2017, outlining a series of actions he directs the DHS, DOJ and related agencies to take in regards to internal enforcement of U.S. immigration law and to border security.  Many of these actions are already part of federal law, but many others will require congressional approval and appropriation of funds …

Update On The In-State Tuition Final Order And Status of Tuition Payments

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On Friday, January 6, 2017, the Board of Regents filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals (under a new law change that directs Mandamus appeals (like this one) to the Court of Appeals instead of the Supreme Court (as of January 1, 2017).  This appeal does NOT stay the judge’s Final Order compelling the Board of Regents to permit …

When Can A DACA Student Pay In-State Tuition In Georgia? Now!

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On December 30, 2016, Judge Gail S. Tusan, Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court ordrered the Georgia Board of Regents: to perform their duty in applying the federal definition of lawful presence as it relates to students who are DACA Recipients and to grant them in-state tuition status. This is the Court’s final order in this matter . …

5 Things You Need to Know Regarding the DACA In-State Tuition Case before the Supreme Court of Georgia

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The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the DACA in-state tuition case on October 16, 2015 at 10:00 am, at the Gilmer County Courthouse in Elijay, Georgia.   The Board of Regents. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is the governing body of the 35 institutions of higher learning in the state of …

I have DACA, can I travel outside the United States?

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Generally, Yes! At Kuck Immigration Partners we have been helping our DACA clients obtain a travel permit, also known as Advance Parole, for several years now. If you have DACA and have not taken the opportunity to travel abroad, we’ll briefly explain how it works. First of all, simply having DACA does not mean you can leave the U.S.; the …

Three Reasons Conservatives Should Support DAPA

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With Donald Trump’s wild rantings of the superior negotiating skills of the Mexican government, and his idea that all undocumented immigrants are criminals (neither of which has any basis in fact, but hey, its a presidential campaign, facts are not relevant), there has been a lot of attention paid to the Obama Administration’s DACA and DAPA programs.  The DACA program …

President Obama–Publish the DAPA Regulation (And Why He Won’t)!

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We found out this week that the “new” panel that will hear the actual DAPA appeal in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is actually the old panel.  Judges Smith and Elrod were the majority decision in motions panel which declined to lift the stay put in place by Judge Hanen from the Federal District Court in Texas.  Using polemics …

DAPA and The 5th Circuit–Three Reasons Why Obama Failed to Win Approval of the Policy Change

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Its a sad day for immigrants who simply want a chance. DAPA falls,  Obama fails, and politics live. http://www.nytimes.com/…/fifth-circuit-court-of-appeals-rul… A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Obama administration’s request to lift a hold on the president’s executive actions on immigration, which would have granted protection from deportation as well as work permits to millions of immigrants in the country …

DAPA and The Court: You Can’t Get There From Here

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There is that old story of a person stopping in a small town to ask directions outside an old general store.  An old man on the porch of that store, when asked how to get to the destination, says “you can’t get there from here.”   It seems that the District Court in Texas is having the same problem understanding …